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Old March 14th, 2008, 04:29 PM
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Upgraded 110 Interior Lamp/Dome Light

I'm in the process of updating/upgrading the dome lights in my 110. I'm putting in Qty 3 of AMR3155 (pics attached) and was curious if anybody knows if there is a separate bezel/mounting plate for these lights. Without a mounting plate, it looks like I'll need to cut a rather sizable hole in my headliner.

I think this is the same light that is in 97 D90 wagons. If so, can one of you guys with a wagon check to see whether there is a mounting plate or big hole in your headliner?

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There is a big hole and then a mounting plate that screws into the internal rib/stiffener of the top. The mounting plate has two studs that hold the light up with small nuts. The fixture takes its ground from one of these.
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Old March 14th, 2008, 04:48 PM
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There is a big hole and then a mounting plate that screws into the internal rib/stiffener of the top. The mounting plate has two studs that hold the light up with small nuts. The fixture takes its ground from one of these.
Awesome, I suspected there must be a mounting plate. Now to find the part number. Thanks a bunch!
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Hi Chance,
You may want to change the festoon bulbs to one of these.

http://www.superbrightleds.com/festoon.html

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Old March 15th, 2008, 12:06 AM
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Here is a picture of mine.
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Old March 15th, 2008, 01:55 AM
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Base plate AMR3142.
I'm doing the same to mine. You need nuts as well. The base plate does not come with nuts.
I made a template for the whole you need to cut to fit these lights. I'll see if I can find it and scan it for you.
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Old March 15th, 2008, 11:55 AM
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Base plate AMR3142.
I'm doing the same to mine. You need nuts as well. The base plate does not come with nuts.
I made a template for the whole you need to cut to fit these lights. I'll see if I can find it and scan it for you.
Yep, that's the number. I just found it this morning and ordered 3. Of course, they had two in stock. Awww nutz, hopefully I can find them at Home Depot. Pic is attached.

Template would be awesome. I plan on putting one near the back door, one over the rear seat and one up front between the sun visors. The front spot doesn't appear to have the support rib right behind it, so not sure about it just yet.

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Here is a picture of mine.
That's different; thanks for the pic. I don't have that metal piece on my roof. That must be on your 83.

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You may want to change the festoon bulbs to one of these.

http://www.superbrightleds.com/festoon.html
Good idea Joe, thanks!
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Chance,

Here's the template. I would test it first before cutting the actual headliner.

How are you wiring the lights?
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Old March 17th, 2008, 09:15 AM
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Here's the template. I would test it first before cutting the actual headliner.

How are you wiring the lights?
Hey thanks! That looks a whole lot better than my cardboard cutout template. Wiring is the easy part. Just extend the existing wiring (+12v and switched GND) to the three new spots. +12v goes to the terminal that is tied directly to the light and switched GND goes to the switch. The ON position of the switch gets a permanent GND through the mounting plate.

How did you mount the front lamp? It doesn't look like there's any metal behind the headliner at that point.

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You don't need any support. The backing plate is your support.
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That's what I figured, but wasn't sure. It'll all become crystal clear once I get the part in hand.

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Old March 31st, 2008, 11:38 PM
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Finally got all the parts in and installed. Looks great! Lighting is a vast improvement over the original. The new auto dim/temp/compass rear-view mirror is nice too. Pics attached of the completed install.

Thanks a bunch for the help,
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Lookin' good Chance, I was debating the mirror myself. Just might have to do it!
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Thanks! I went with the Donnelly vs. the Gentex (both can be had on Ebay). I liked it better and it was $50 cheaper.
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Chance,

It turned out really nice. I hope the template helped you.
Can you post more detailed info about the mirror install?
Photos, model#, etc.

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Yeah, I looked at both and was debating which I wanted. I am replacing all my dash lights with red led's. I like the look and they seem to give much better gauge illumination so I think I am going with whichever it was that I found came in a matching red display. Haven't looked in a while since I won't be able to work on the 110 till Sept. probably. If you ever feel like ripping the dash apart, the red seems like a great upgrade! Ill post pics as soon as its all done.
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It turned out really nice. I hope the template helped you.
Can you post more detailed info about the mirror install?
Photos, model#, etc.
The template was awesome, thanks!

The main difference between the Donnelly and the Gentex (besides $50) is that the Temp/Dir is in the rear-view mirror on the Gentex. On the Donnelly, it's below the mirror (and thus doesn't take up a portion of your rear view mirror). I liked that and the price better. This is the one I purchased:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...202788958&rd=1

If those pics in the listing aren't good enough, I can post some more. Other than the temp sensor wire not being quite long enough, it was an easy install. I clipped the sensor into the wire mesh that is between the radiator and the plastic grille. The temperature is very accurate. For the power, I just cut off the factory power plug and spliced in the new mirror. The existing glued on window mount worked fine.

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Ill post pics as soon as its all done.
Please do; I'm curious what the red LEDs look like. Neither of the mirrors would match (display wise). They're both a blueish colored display.
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Reviving thread.

As for wiring how do I know which wire is which? Which is +12 and which is ground?

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Joe,

Did you get these? Which model did you get exactly? I am curious as to how much improvement they actually make over the stock bulbs. Does anyone know the Lumens rating for the stock bulb? The bulb I was thinking about getting is 3710-CWHP6 and it has a rating of 66 lumens (cool white color).

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You may want to change the festoon bulbs to one of these.

http://www.superbrightleds.com/festoon.html

Regards,

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Manimal,

This is the one i used and it was a great upgrade !

http://www.oznium.com/thin-led-domelight

I bought the cool white 2 x 2 size for my dome light.

The first time i turned it on at night i was shocked. Light poured
3 feet around the truck.

Install took exactly 30 seconds.

Here are a few bad pics.

The cable you see on the rear view mirror is the video input for the reverse camera.

hope it helps,
Rob

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I also bought one of these strips in Red.

http://www.oznium.com/led-modules

i attached it to the bottom edge of the rear view mirror.


Red for the Desert....it works really well.

Take care,

Rob
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